[ syll. fi-la-re-te, fil-ar-ete ] The baby boy name Filarete is pronounced FIHL-erIYT- †. Filarete is of Old Greek origin and it is used mainly in German. The meaning of Filarete is 'lover of excellence'. The name was borne by a 15th-century Renaissance Florentine architect who designed the visionary ideal city of Sforzinda; he was also known as Averulino.
Filarete is not commonly used as a baby boy name. It is not listed within the top 1000.
† approx English pronunciation for Filarete: F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)"